#TBT

#TBT

That Time A Replacement Ump Let The Montreal Expos Bat Out Of Order

How can one player bat twice in the same spot of a game? In 1995, a replacement umpire named Don January made it happen.
Mike Piellucci
5.4.17
#TBT

Remembering the Whizzinator, America’s Favorite Fake Plastic Penis

Former NFL player Onterrio Smith's 2005 airport arrest for possessing the drug-test-beating "Original Whizzinator" generated national headlines and punchlines, but the device's strange saga was just getting started.
Aaron Gordon
4.27.17
JFK

When JFK Fat-Shamed America's Youth: Throwback Thursday

In 1960, President-elect John F. Kennedy wrote an article for Sports Illustrated titled "The Soft American," warning that the nation was producing too many large, doughy boys. For better and for worse, his ideas continue to resonate.
Aaron Gordon
3.16.17
nba

The NBA Ball That Everyone Hated: Throwback Thursday

In the summer of 2006, the NBA arbitrarily introduced a new synthetic basketball that league commissioner David Stern said was "the best in the world." It was not.
David Roth
2.23.17
#TBT

How a 1978 Law Means America Will Never Have a Russia-Style Doping Scandal: Throwback Thursday

Is the difference between Russian and American sporting culture as stark as 'they're willing to cheat, and we're not'? Or is simply the case that we cheat differently?
Aaron Gordon
2.16.17
Football

Throwback Thursday: DaVonte' Neal's Signing Day Fiasco, And The Problem With NLIs

One of the most bizarre recruiting stories in college football history is a cautionary tale, and not for the reasons people think.
Mike Piellucci
2.9.17
Hockey

Canada's Destruction of Denmark, and the Most Lopsided International Hockey Games

Sixty-eight years ago this week, Canada crushed Denmark 47-0 at the world amateur ice hockey championship in Stockholm. There's been even bigger blowouts since.
Mike Commito
2.9.17
FIGHTLAND

Remembering The Flamboyant Ring Entrances Of Prince Naseem Hamed

If there was one aspect of Naz’s boxing career which defined his fighting persona, it was his ridiculous and brilliant ring entrances. Here, we take a look back at the very best.
Will Magee
2.2.17
NHL

When the Red Wings Played an Outdoor Prison Game Against Inmates

The Red Wings, including Gordie Howe, played their first outdoor game on Feb. 2, 1954. But there was a twist: it was against inmates at Marquette State Prison in Michigan.
Mike Commito
2.2.17
#TBT

Throwback Thursday: College Basketball's Most Brutal Brawl, and the Forgiveness That Followed

A 1972 fight between Ohio State and Minnesota left Luke Witte with lasting damage—but also produced a surprising story of interpersonal healing.
Brian Blickenstaff
2.2.17
NHL

John Scott, Owen Nolan's Called Shot, and the NHL's Best All-Star Game Moments

As John Scott showed us last year, All-Star Games can deliver from time to time.
Mike Commito
1.26.17
NHL

​Throwback Thursday: NHL Approves Sale of Winnipeg Jets, Kickstarting Move to Arizona

Rumours were already rampant, but when the league's board of governors signed off on the sale of the Jets in 1996, relocation to the desert became a reality.
Mike Commito
1.19.17
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